The skin around your eyes is the first area to age—which means sun protection is extracrucial there. The mineral formula guards against UVA and UVB rays, while also using light-diffusing mica to reduce the appearance of existing fine lines and wrinkles. Collagen-boosting oat peptides target other age-related issues like dehydration.
If you've already noticed fine lines, don't panic! This serum is packed with proprietary Nia-114, which reverses cellular damage to soften wrinkles, and plumping peptides, which give skin a more youthful appearance. Sagginess more your issue? Try Strivectin-TL™ 360° Tightening Eye Serum. And for undereye circles, get thee to their EV Get Even Dark Circle Corrector.
Don't get us wrong: this rich cream is an all-in-one wonder. It's packed with peptides, botanicals, and moisturizing agents to keep the undereye area hydrated, protected from free radicals, and line-free. But its true secret power is its ability to erase dark circles. The brightening formula boosts microcirculation and stimulates collagen production to make you look completely and utterly well-rested.
You can feel good about this paraben-free, phthalate-free, two-in-one eye cream by model-turned-beauty guru Josie Maran. The lightweight day formula brightens the undereye area and doubles as a primer, while the thicker, hydrating night cream has antioxidants, amino acids, and argan oil to battle puffiness, sagginess and wrinkles while you get some shuteye.
This featherweight cream packs a punch thanks to alguronic acid. Derived from microalgae, the patented compound promotes cell renewal and visibly diminishes signs of aging. Other actives, including vitamin C, caffeine, and cucumber and green tea extracts, make the formula a cure-all for puffiness, dark circles, and dehydration. Consider it your solution for feigning eight hours of sleep.
We're 100% on team caffeine—and not just because we can't seem to give up our daily latte. This brightening salve uses the coffee-derived ingredient to tighten undereye skin and reduce puffiness. Ginseng root extract, coleus barbatus, and hesperidin also combat bagginess, while magnolia bark and apple and cucumber extracts target dark circles.
If what your eyes really need is hydration—and stat—consider this thick, high-tech balm, which prevents dry skin by attacking molecules that disrupt the creation of healthy cells. Glycerin, dimethicone, and petrolatum boost moisture, and plant extracts stimulate the production of hyaluronic acid, a powerful emollient. Bonus: It also works on cracked lips.
Our love affair with Caudalie has been going on for some time, but this high-tech formula made our hearts go pitter-patter even faster. Antioxidant-rich grape water keeps skin supple, while grape-seed oil moisturizes and brightens. (We recommend applying it while sipping a glass of red wine.)
Freelance writer, travel junkie, ex-Southerner with a love of grits and all things fried.